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Paul Konerko able to return Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko has returned to action Friday.

Konerko has not played since September 2 due to a hand injury. He will play first base for the White Sox Friday. 

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Nick Markakis sits again Friday
by Chris Cwik | CBSSports.com

Orioles outfielder Nick Markakis was not in the team's starting lineup Friday.

Markakis is dealing with a shoulder injury. He was initially expected to play Friday, but still had some pain. He's hoping to return to the lineup Saturday. 

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Arismendy Alcantara fine for Friday
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Cubs rookie outfielder Arismendy Alcantara has returned to action for the Friday afternoon game against the visiting Dodgers. He had been sidelined since Tuesday with a wrist injury.

Alcantara will try to improve on a stat line of .212/.261/.363.

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Shelby Miller OK for next start despite shin bruise
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Red-hot Cardinals right-hander Shelby Miller has assured that a bruised right shin sustained Thursday against Milwaukee will not affect his preparation for his next start Tuesday against the Cubs.

Miller took a one-hopper off the bat of Ryan Braun in the sixth inning that prompted a visit from the trainer. He finished the inning before coming out of the game after 82 pitches.

The 23-year-old starter has been on a roll with four earned runs allowed in his last 34 innings pitched covering five starts.

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Wade LeBlanc earns another start with strong outing
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Angels left-hander Wade LeBlanc performed well enough Thursday night against Seattle to earn another start, per the Orange County Register. He is set to pitch again next Tuesday in Oakland.

LeBlanc allowed just three hits in 5 1/3 scoreless innings in a no-decision against the Mariners. He has not yielded an earned run in his last 10 1/3 innings pitched.

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Royals place Christian Colon on DL
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Royals second baseman Christian Colon has been placed on the 15-day disabled list, retroactive to Sept. 7, with a fractured middle finger.

He performed encouragingly during several stints with the big league team this season. Colon boasts a stat line of .302/.348/.442 in 20 games.

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Mark Trumbo plagued by back ailment
by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

Back spasms caused the absence of Diamondbacks outfielder/first baseman Mark Trumbo from the Thursday lineup, but Kirk Gibson does not believe it's serious, per azcentral.com.

"He probably needed an off day anyway," Gibson said.

Trumbo has not played since Wednesday. Injuries have limited him to 293 at-bats this season.

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Fernando Rodney breaks franchise mark for saves
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Mariners closer Fernando Rodney escaped a rough outing with the save Thursday night against the Angels in Anaheim.

Rodney allowed a solo home run to Hank Conger but struck out Tony Campana looking to end the game. He was charged with one run on one hit and no walks while striking out one in one inning of work, closing out a 3-1 victory. He now holds the franchise record with 46 saves on the year. He owns a 2.70 ERA and a 1.34 WHIP over 63 1/3 innings of work.

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Wilin Rosario launches walkoff shot vs. D-Backs
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Rockies catcher Wilin Rosario came up big at the plate Thursday night at home, launching a walkoff home run in the ninth to lift his team past the Diamondbacks.

Down one run, Rosaio took Addison Reed deep for a two-run home run with two outs in the ninth to end the game. Rosario also doubled in the second and added two singles. He finished 4 for 5 with a run scored and three RBI in a 7-6 victory. He is hitting .265 with 12 homers and 51 RBI over 359 at-bats.

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Felix Hernandez fans 11 in a no-decision vs. Angels
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Mariners pitcher Felix Hernandez put together another gem but didn't receive any run support in a no-decision Thursday night against the Angels. The right-hander permitted three hits and two walks while striking out 11 over seven innings of work.

Over his last four starts covering 28 innings, Hernandez has allowed only three earned runs. He owns a 2.07 ERA and a 0.91 WHIP over 32 starts (226 innings). His next start will come Tuesday at Toronto.

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